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Appropriate Qualifications Questions Guidance


The best questions to ask are those directly related to job qualifications.

The following are examples:

• Do you have a license? (Ask only if the license is relevant to the position in question.)
• What projects did you work on during your last job?
• What tools did you use to complete those projects?
• What computer software have you used?
• How many workers did you supervise in your last job? Personality Questions Hiring decisions are based not only on specific job skills, but on personality attributes that are required for the success of a particular job. Interviewers must be careful to keep personality questions job related and free of bias. The following are examples of these types of questions:
• What did you enjoy most about your last job?
• What did you enjoy least?
• What were the circumstances surrounding your leaving your last job?
• What would your last supervisor say your three weaknesses are?
• What are your major strengths?
• What are your career goals?
• What are some of the things about which you and your supervisor disagreed?
• Do you prefer working alone or as part of a team?

NOTE: Open-ended questions generally require more than a yes or no answer and elicit the most useful information.


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